Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the Book:
As secrets come to light at the abandoned manor house Pembrooke Park, will Abigail find the hidden treasure and love she seeks…or very real danger?
This book was one that I looked forward to reading most of the year. Yet, when the book came for me after I ordered it, I lacked the time to spend in really reading it. I put it off until I could savor it. It was worth it. Every page. This book is a thick read and meant to be savored. I stopped part way through to think and mull on the words.
I loved Lady of Milkweed Manor. I throughly enjoyed The Maid of Fairborne Hall. I relished reading The Secret of Pembrooke Park. Ms. Klassen wove spiritual truths into her book, with ever sermon preached in the book. The story of an abusive father touches on deeper issues that the reader may notice. The “Austen” like style is throughout, without being at all a copy cat of any other books. This book has it own unique mysteries. The romance is similar to an Austen novel. The wording of the time period held intact, while shocking almost if we take it in our modern ways.
The beauty of the homes were described, but I found that I could see them without getting bogged down in the words. I loved traveling through the time period with this book and didn’t want it to end. I savored the words, as I wanted the story to continue, but not end for me! Great job, Ms. Klassen. Five stars! This is a book you will want to take time to read.